Karena Nguyen, Ph.D.
Karena Nguyen

Nguyen earned a Ph.D. in integrative biology from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s of science in ecology and evolution from Saint Louis University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program at Emory University, where her research focused on characterizing the epidemiological impact of human-cattle hybrid schistosomes in Tanzania and elucidating temporal patterns of water quality indicators in the Chattahoochee River. As a part of the FIRST program, she developed and taught 'Parasites and Peoples: Can You Worm Your Way Out?', an upper-level parasitology and disease ecology course, at Morehouse College. Nguyen also served as Chair of the Postdoctoral Association and was part of the postdoctoral subcommittee for Emory’s Institutional DEI Strategic Planning Initiative.

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